3 Reasons Santa Fe is a Top Outdoor Destination

It’s nearly impossible to talk about a getaway to Santa Fe without talking of the spectacular opportunities for outdoor adventure. Not only is Santa Fe the highest capital city in altitude in the U.S., it’s also one of the cleanest and most popular outdoor destinations in the country.  That of course is no surprise to those of us that live here.  We have our high altitude to thank for a spectacular 320 days of sunshine in a given year, making Santa Fe the perfect outdoor destination any time of year. The top three outdoor activities in the Santa Fe area are hiking, biking, and golfing, but there are plenty of other fun things to do and see as well.  Book your room at our luxury Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your trip to this top outdoor destination today!

Santa Fe is a Top Outdoor Destination

Blue MesaPick any destination in Santa Fe, and you’ll be rewarded with Spectacular views all around.  Santa Fe is located in the stunning Rio Grande Valley, and is surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and 1.5  million pristine acres of Juniper, pine, and aspen forests. The hills of the mountains are an unbelievable hiking and mountain biking destination, with some of the trails leaving from downtown Santa Fe itself.  One of the most popular hiking and biking trails in Santa Fe is the Dale Ball Trails network, which features 22 miles of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  The La Tierra multiuse Trail is another great option in Santa Fe.  If you’re comfortable getting out of the city for some hiking, the Nambe Falls Recreation Area is a beautiful place to visit.  Here, you’ll find over 20,000 acres of beautiful high desert landscapes, and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the southwest.  Other popular historic and cultural attractions that also offer hiking experiences are Petroglyph National MonumentKasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and Bandelier National Monument.

Santa Fe is also a top mountain biking destination.  In addition to the two trails listed above, wonderful bike trails include the Galisteo Trail, the Pajarito Mountain Trail, and the White Ridge Bike Trails. If these great opportunities weren’t enough to rank Santa Fe as a top outdoor destination, we are also home to more than a dozen golf courses, including championship greens with views so stunning you won’t care if you’ve had a bad day.  At the top of your list should be the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, which features not only spectacular golfing, but a 360-degree view of the mountains.  No matter how you choose to spend your time, it won’t take you long to see why Santa Fe is such a popular outdoor destination.  Hurry and book your room for your next summer vacation at our luxury Inn today.